Pro Watercross
Come down to Magic Island and watch the National Championship.

EVP Rocks the River
Professional beach volleyball will be played on Magic Island.

West Virginia Grappling Open
Check out the WV State Championship during SportsFEST.


SportsFEST is the largest full-weekend sporting event in West Virginia. More than 500 athletes will converge on Charleston August 19-20, 2017, to compete in jet skiing, beach volleyball, skateboard slalom, disc golf, ultimate Frisbee, and grappling events. In 2017, three new events make their debut: Smashy Ball, Paddleboarding, and a 2-mile swim. 

Now in its eighth year, SportsFEST continues to be a family friendly and budget-friendly activity. SportsFEST competitions are appropriate for all age groups and all are free to spectators. The main venue is Magic Island, where, in addition to watching events like beach volleyball and jet skiing, kids can get active themselves on the island’s playground. After their playground workout, they can cool off with a trip to the splash pad. 

SportsFEST competitions aren’t limited to Magic Island. Events take place at nearby venues that are easily walkable from the Magic Island-hub. Food trucks add to the festival vibe, offering up typical carnival treats like hot dogs and nachos and healthier options like wraps.  

Whether you are an avid sports fan or just looking for a family friendly event, don’t miss SportsFEST.